Winter Market, January 18 - February 22
Ogden Downtown Alliance presents another season of Winter Market by Farmers Market Ogden, offering six additional weeks of supporting local. Held inside the historic Ogden Union Station, Winter Market features more than 50 vendors selling specialty artisan goods, prepared foods, seasonal beverages, vegan treats and preserved and canned items. Stop by from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to meet local vendors while enjoying community yoga and live music by local artists. More information on becoming a vendor, performer or visitor to the Winter Market can be found on the official Farmers Market Ogden website.
1887 Ogden Time Capsule Unveiling, January 18
The Utah State Archives will unveil a time capsule found in Ogden from 1887 at the Weber County Library on January 18 for a special exhibit. This event will last from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and feature local government archivist, Alan Barnett. When Ogden’s old Central Jr. High School was demolished in 1959, the workers discovered a time capsule set in the school’s cornerstone. Now, nearly sixty years after it was first opened, the capsule will be displayed at the Weber County Library’s main branch (2464 Jefferson Ave) to help educate recent generations on the history of early schools in Utah. This event will include speeches and activities while the capsule and its contents will remain on display in the library throughout the day. More information on the event will be updated on the official 1887 Ogden Time Capsule Unveiling Facebook event page and the library’s official website.
2019 Mayors Awards in the Arts
Ogden’s Mayors in the Arts Awards program acknowledges individuals and organizations in the community that dedicate hours, days and years of their lives to inspiring creativity in those around them. Ogden community members can nominate any individual or organization for awards based on various art mediums and achievements. Based on the available nominations this year, six awards were presented to acknowledge the following art supporters on November 7:
- Arts in Education Award: Nurture the Creative Mind
- Performing Arts Award: Chamber Orchestra Ogden
- Visual Arts Award: Lindsay Huss
- Arts Advocacy Award: Todd Oberndorfer
- Lifetime Contribution Award: Janette Bischoff
- Mayor’s Award for Exemplary Collaboration in Arts, Culture and Events: Christy McBride
Nominations for the Mayors Awards in the Arts are open year-round. Information on nominating new individuals or organizations for future programs can be found on the Ogden City website, or by contacting Lorie Buckley, the Ogden City Arts Coordinator.
Ogden Connection Magazine Launch
Ogden City has launched a quarterly magazine called “Ogden City Connection” to provide an additional, easy way for residents to stay informed with city updates. This magazine will include seasonal calendars, public service announcements and information about upcoming events, in addition to articles featuring local arts, events and stories about the people, businesses and history of the community. This publication will be sent to every mailbox in Ogden for free, including renters and business owners.
Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips
Home heating fires are now the second leading cause of house fires, and they usually peak in January during the early evening hours between 5-9 p.m. Home heating sources include space heaters, fireplaces, wood stoves and furnaces. Confined fires, such as chimneys, account for 75% of home heating fires. Most non-confined fires happen because the heat source, like a space heater or portable fireplace, is too close to things that can burn. Follow these tips to stay safe this winter season:
- Never leave a candle unattended or use an oven to heat the home.
- Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources including fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, space heaters or candles.
- Turn off space heaters when leaving the room or going to bed.
- Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected each year by a professional.
Emergency Preparedness: Winter Driving
According to the DOT, there are approximately 1.2 million weather-related vehicle crashes every year – leading to, on average, nearly 6,000 fatalities and over 445,000 injuries. Be vigilant while traveling in snow, ice, fog or soaking rain this winter by preparing in advance with the following tips:
- Ready your vehicle: Check vehicle batteries, wipers, coolant, tires and other systems that are most affected when the temperature drops. Make sure all tires have good tread, and clear car of snow and ice from the windows, headlights and taillights. Stock vehicles with a winter supply kit that includes: phone charger, batteries, blankets, flashlight, first aid kit, food, sand, shovel, ice scraper and jumper cables. Check weather forecasts, check road conditions, and change plans if travel is hazardous.
- While on the road: Keep vehicle gas tanks over half full. Take frequent breaks on road trips. Drive slower than normal and leave more room between surrounding vehicles. Give snowplows plenty of room to work and only pass when it is safe to do so. The road behind them is safer to drive on anyway.
- Always focus on safety: Always wear a seat belt, and when involved in an accident, try to pull the vehicle off the road and use hazard lights, reflectors or flashlights to warn other drivers. Stay off the road, dial 911 and wait for police to arrive. Never drive while texting, making phone calls or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.